Centre County

Farmland Trust  

PO Box 604

Centre Hall, PA 16828

814-355-6791

info@centrecountyfarmlandtrust.org

© 2015 Centre County Farmland Trust

Board of Trustees

 

Jennifer Shuey

President

Farmland Preservation Artists Liason

Jennifer Shuey is the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania liaison to the Centre County Farmland Trust Board of Directors. As an artist, Jennifer specializes in pastel landscapes. She also has been the Executive Director of ClearWater Conservancy since 2000. The Farmland Preservation Artists was formed in 2005 to promote the preservation and appreciation of farmland through the visual arts. A portion of the proceeds from any FPA group exhibition and sale supports Centre County Farmland Trust. 

 

Dan Guss

Secretary

Dan is a semi-retired Water and Wastewater Engineer. He has spent his entire life studying, designing and installing water treatment systems. Dan has been married to his wife Gail Addison Guss for 42 years and they have three grown children. Having grown up in the State College area, Dan graduated from State College High, and is an engineering graduate of Penn State, and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Dan is proud to be the son of a Penn State Extension Veterinarian and grandson of a Central PA Dairy farmer. Dan has a passion for clean water and believes that the vital foundation of clean water and a clean environment is stewardship of the land.

Larry Hutchinson

Trustee

Larry is a retired professor of Veterinary Science at Penn State University.  Penn State and Cornell provided the educational background for a career as a practicing large animal veterinarian and later as an extension educator at PSU.  He has a long-standing interest and concern about agriculture and the environment.  Larry loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, canoeing and horseback riding.

Derek Canova

Trustee

Derek is a Realtor and Past President (2012) of the Centre County Association of Realtors.  He grew up in Penns Valley and has strong affinity for the area of Centre County and its agricultural heritage.

Linda Friend

Trustee

Linda is recently retired after over 35 years at Penn State. She has been a resident of Penns Valley for over 40 years. Linda is also a shift leader and foster for PAWS and an AAUW board member. She has direct farming experience with sheep and beef cattle and is committed to conservation best practices and to farmland preservation.

Joseph Griffin

Trustee

is retired from a career including teaching college math, serving in a variety of college administrative positions, fundraising, and a decade of organic vegetable farming.  He served as Board Chair of Prescott College and Board President of the Berks County Conservancy (now Berks Nature).  He holds a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in mathematics, both from Penn State.  His greatest accomplishment is preserving two small patches of rural Pennsylvania land.

Ann Donovan

Trustee

Bio coming soon!

Ann Donovan

Trustee

Bio coming soon!

Martha Grout Taylor

Farmland Preservation Artists' Liason

Bio coming soon!

Sarah Walter

Executive Director

Sarah joined CCFT in Fall of 2012. After completing a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture at Penn State University, Sarah spent a year working for a non-profit farm and education center and a forestry non-profit in Oregon before returning home to Central Pennsylvania. Sarah is also Coordinator for the Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, and is an avid gardener.

Staff

The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania

The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania formed in late 2005 to promote the preservation and appreciation of farmland through the visual arts. 

The Farmland Preservation Artists regularly participate in gallery shows. To find out where you can view and purchase their work, visit their website or Facebook page.

The Farmland Preservation Artists maintain a permanent gallery at The Field Restaurant in State College, PA.

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